Ingredients

  • Serves 2 people
  • 150 g clams (cleaned)

  • 100 g dried spaghetti (substitute with any other pasta of your choice)

  • 1½ tbsp nam prik pao (thai chili paste)

  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

  • 5 kaffir lime leaves (thinly shredded)

  • 1 stalk lemongrass (outer layer removed and inside finely chopped)

  • 7 cherry tomatoes (halved)

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

  • 1 cup thai basil leaves (roughly torn or chopped)

Tom Yum Vongole Pasta
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Tom Yum Vongole Pasta

Part of traditional Neapolitan cuisine of Italy, vongole is usually cooked with olive oil, a good amount of garlic, chopped parsley, fresh clams and a splash of white wine. This Asian take on the Italian ‘pasta vongole’ has a delicious Thai twist!
  • Easy
  • 10 min
  • 15 min
  • 15 min
  • 4 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 4 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 10 min
  • 15 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta

    • In a pot of boiling water, add dried spaghetti and 1 tsp salt. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Set aside, reserving the pasta water.


  2. Fry garlic and lemongrass

    • In a pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp cooking oil. When hot, add lemongrass and garlic. Stir-fry for 1 minute.


  3. Add in cherry tomatoes and fish sauce

    • When the garlic turns translucent and the lemongrass is soft, add in 1½ tbsp nam prik pao, 2 tsp fish sauce and cherry tomatoes.

    (If you prefer a spicier version, chop some chili padi and add it into the dish along with the garlic and lemongrass.)

    Add in cherry tomatoes and fish sauce


  4. Add in seafood

    • Add ½ cup of the cooking water from the pasta and bring to a simmer. 
    • Pour in clams and cover for 5 minutes. The clams should open, but remove any that remain closed.
    • Add in cooked pasta and mix well. Add kaffir lime leaves and some of the basil leaves, toss until well mixed and remove from heat.
    Add in seafood


Garnish and Serve!

Garnish with remaining basil leaves and serve hot.

Garnish and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 2 people
  • 150 g clams (cleaned)

  • 100 g dried spaghetti (substitute with any other pasta of your choice)

  • 1½ tbsp nam prik pao (thai chili paste)

  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

  • 5 kaffir lime leaves (thinly shredded)

  • 1 stalk lemongrass (outer layer removed and inside finely chopped)

  • 7 cherry tomatoes (halved)

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

  • 1 cup thai basil leaves (roughly torn or chopped)

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